North America · 14 Days · 159 Moments · August 2017

Renee's journi to Jamaica


1 September 2017

We have been home now for 2 days and it feels like we never went away😩 Jamaica πŸ–πŸŒ΄I miss youπŸ˜”. We had such a relaxing time that we want to go back and try another part of the the country Nigril. Stay posted to see where the Wichelns Wolfpack is planning their next vaca πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸŒ΄πŸ–πŸŒžβ€οΈ Allen found Renee the πŸšπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Now he can talk to Renee the 🐚and not worry about any lingering effects😊

30 August 2017

Look what a week can do for our avocado treeπŸ₯‘πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Yep good to be home πŸ‘πŸ™πŸΌ
In the Flex
The Wolfpack is back πŸ‘―πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ’‘
Nice to come home
Home
Touch downπŸ™ŒπŸΌarrived in Newark safe and sound. Thank you God for a safe trip homeπŸ™πŸΌ
We are landing πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬
Still amazes me how this can stay up in the sky🌞🌀
I was trying to get a picture of Delaney's side of the πŸ›©
Wow how close
Heading on πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬
Can you see our πŸ‘πŸ€”
Getting closerπŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ‘
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We are starting our decent πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬to Newark airport and will hopefully arrive 30min earlier than scheduled. It seem like it's a lot earlier than 4? Thank you God for a safe trip home...smooth πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«
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On the plane πŸ›«leaving Jamaica πŸ–πŸŒ΄πŸ¦ŽπŸŸβ˜€οΈπŸ¦€πŸ’¦thank you for the beautiful memories and love of all the people we meet along the way. I promised to update when home about "Renee the Shell🐚" Allen meet along our trip and how much he ❀️❀️❀️her🐚. Until we arrive in Newark NJ USA πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ‘‹πŸΌ πŸ™πŸΌπŸ›«
Waiting for Allen and Aaryn they were chosen to partake in the extra security 😩
Saying goodbye MonπŸŒ΄πŸ–
Where is my family πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” Shopping while we are waiting for 2 hours to pass before we leave πŸ–πŸŒ΄πŸ›«
Who knew pricing in the airport will be cheaper than the resorts
Before heading to our gate
Tried to get departure
At the airport πŸ›« we're not in Newark
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Good bye Holiday Inn Resort thanks for the memories πŸ–πŸŒ΄πŸŠπŸ½πŸΉπŸ¦ŽπŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŸπŸš£πŸΌβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒž
Getting ready to head to the πŸ›«
Nigral Bloody Beach next trip to Jamaica when we come back
My ❀️
Breakfast
My smoothie lady❀️ Hard working lady. 6 days a week 7-3 off on Tuesday's and has a 9 month old daughter.
Last view before we leave πŸ›«heading to breakfast
Last workout before we head home πŸ–πŸŒ΄πŸ›« Allen was up before the sun to catch the sunriseβ˜€οΈ I pray we all make it home safe thank God for all the blessings he gave us to continue to watch over us. Thank you for my family πŸ‘―πŸ‘―πŸ’‘β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

29 August 2017

As I lay in this comfortable bed for the last night I will reflect over the past week. Started off with a 4 mile run with Camryn in NJ then heading to the airport. Allen's scare about his phone ..all went well. Arrived safely in Jamaica and our bus driver was great very informative. Holiday Inn Resort wasn't what we were use to so I tried to switch Resorts but after 2 hours on the phone we decided it wasn't worth $3,000 to transfer. Turns out HIR was great except no AC in the Resturant which at night we could of used. 2-days in the sun and relaxing then our first excursion to Dunn's River how much fun we had on the catamaran snorkeling then climbing the cliffs. Ended we confusion where to meet our driver but got back to the resort safe. Bobby probably didn't remember much πŸ˜”too much 🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹 Sunday we went to luminous and our driver Chris was excellent told us about Jamaica's history. Spent the last two days on the πŸ–πŸ–πŸ– enjoyed relaxing and being with the girls. ❀️ Tha
As the sun sets on our last night πŸ–πŸŒ΄
Our friend from breakfast 🐀
πŸ–πŸ¦€πŸŒ΄πŸŒžβ€οΈπŸŠπŸ½
Where we will be all day πŸŒžπŸŒ΄πŸ–
Look who paid us a visit In our room today 🦎
Just beautiful
Last full day on the island πŸŒ΄πŸ–

28 August 2017

Dinner with the family
End of a nice day πŸ–πŸŒ΄πŸŒž
How beautiful
Off to aqua πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
Dead swordfishπŸŸπŸ˜”
Aaryn and I trying to get the crab in the picture but didn't workπŸ¦€
Crab hunting with AarynπŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€πŸ¦€
Started the day with a 4 mile run followed by breakfast with Aaryn and Allen (Brynn Camryn and Delaney were sleeping). After everyone had breakfast we met on the island and started our day. Camryn and I canoed πŸš£πŸΌβ€β™€οΈwhile Allen went snorkeling 🏊🏽

27 August 2017

Wow what a beautiful night. Our us driver Chris was the best! So informative and personal. Luminous was breath taking and lots of fun trying to stay afloat (mud like quick sand). How amazing
Heading to dinner than our long awaited venture
Hope everyone on that plane had a great time in Jamaica πŸŒ΄πŸ–
May not see the sun go down today as we await our van to take us to see the Luminous
Just chillin' waiting to go to LuminousπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Sitting waiting for our time to come to go to Luminous
End to a sunny day no rain yet but looks like it's going toπŸ’¦
Just finished lunch and not sure if you could see behind the Palm Tree 🌴 that's who were parked under the hut🌴
Well I guess you need to relax during vacation πŸ€” Trivia question... how many hours does/did Brynn sleep on vacation?πŸ€”πŸ€”
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Brynn using her Christmas gift πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Photo shots and our view for the dayπŸ–β€οΈπŸŒž
Off to the islandπŸ–
Finished breakfast waiting for the clothes to dry and then going to rest on the beach all day until our 6 PM excursion to the luminousπŸ–πŸŒž
Got my workout in here's before and after pictures of the scenery😊

26 August 2017

Heading off to dinner
Then her husband Bobby had to P on the outside of the bus because he couldn't hold it in, then he got sick and lost his favorite baseball cap! The best was when the girls from Canada had to go to the bathroom and they couldn't hold it in so we had to stop on the side of the road and they squatted😀 Thankfully we all arrive back to our hotel safely and we're proud to say that everybody at the Holiday Inn resort acted with such classπŸ˜‡ Girls are just relaxing by the beach along with Allen and going to have a quiet dinner at the buffet. Thank you God for all the many blessings you have the given on our familyπŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜
We went on our excision and it was a lot of fun. Boarded the bus at 7:40 and arrived at Sandels resort in Ocho Rios and boarded a catamaran πŸ›₯that took us out to sea (20 min away) then snorkeled πŸ™πŸŸπŸ¦πŸ πŸ‘πŸ¦‘πŸ¦€πŸ¦‚πŸ¦Žfor 45 minutes after we sailed to Dunes FallsπŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦how much fun was good until the last steps to exit when all the rocks were slippery and thankfully we all got our safely and Allen assisted everyone getting into the final stepsπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΌ Boarded catamaran and πŸΉπŸ»πŸΊπŸ·πŸ—πŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸžπŸ‰πŸwere served and they had a special meal for the twins and Aaryn which was so nice. A lot of dancing and drinking and laughter on the catamaran. β˜€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š Waited for our bus driver at the Sandels for over 30min when we realize that we were supposed to meet him at the entrance of Sandals😩 While on the bus ride home very memorable with the Canadians getting drunk prior to boarding the bus first mishap was one of the girls to go over the front seat and start to play with the music, not wonderful song
Got it done β›ΉπŸΌβ€β™€οΈwithout the ball😊 Here's a couple of pictures
Up at 5 to get a short workout in before we head to Duns Fall. Should be an exciting experience. We depart from our hotel at 7:40 to drive 1 hour to Sandals resort then onto a catamaran to snorkel then to the Duns. Allen went outside the complex 😱 to purchase us water shoes thankfully they fitπŸ™πŸΌ Will post pictures upon our return

25 August 2017

Off to dinner
Not sure about anyone else...I can never get tired of looking at this beautiful scenery. Gods gift to us πŸ™πŸΌ
Not a cloud in the sky πŸ–πŸ„πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒžπŸŒΏπŸŒ΄πŸ¦€πŸ¦‘πŸ™πŸ¦ŽπŸ₯—πŸ—πŸ₯‘πŸŒπŸ†πŸ₯’πŸ₯•πŸ πŸ₯”πŸŒΆπŸ€πŸš
After a long morning in the sun we are taking a lunch break. Aaryn Camryn and myself took our first Aqua class...And and arms kicked my butt not sure about A&C looking forward to yoga on Sunday at 7:40amπŸ™πŸΌ
As I sit here drinking my morning tea reflecting on all the many blessings I have, I can't help but thank God every day for what he has given me. I am so sorry that I was selfish and ungreatful when I first arrived here. If I am open and humble myself to see the beauty each moment and every opportunity that I am given I will an always have just enough. Let's have a great dayπŸ–πŸŒžπŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜
Quite before the start of yet another day πŸ–
πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ2nd workout finished πŸ™πŸΌ Starting a new day full of πŸŒžπŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸΌπŸ–πŸ’‘πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
Off to the gym

24 August 2017

Hey man
We are trying
Allen and I are taking photos
No makeup on vaca😊
Listened to a violinist before and during dinner absolutely wonderful and relaxing
Being Serenaded before dinner. Wish you could hear the music so talented. 🎢🎢
How drastic one side of the island is compared to the other.
End of a beautiful day. Storms rolled in around 2:30-3:30 than the sun was strong
Making friends
Relaxing after the storm. We booked a tour for Saturday on a catamaran and Dunn's Fall
Family photo time
Tried
Let's find the good in our vacation and appreciate what we have "each other"❀️
Ran 4 miles Aaryn and Camryn joined me πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‚ Off to shower and go canoeing after breakfast. Hoping to finalize resort info. Sunny and hotπŸ–πŸŒž
View from the elevator

23 August 2017

We all played Phased 10 and called it a day. We are all exhausted from our travel day. Going to hear from Book-It about relocating to another resort. Kinda disappointed we didn't hear yet but Allen said they are trying to find a reset duty our request. Maybe all the beaches are like this in Jamaica? Thank you God for safely taking us to Jamaica. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ
THE WINNERπŸ‘πŸΌ
Last round
Phase 10 game on...
Finished dinner and was very good. Looking into switching hotels. please God lead us to where you feel would be the best fit. In your precious name. Amen.
Down
Slowly going down ...
Would love to hear how everyone is enjoying their vacation. Please post pictures πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜πŸŒžπŸ– Watching the sun go down
Our day started off great a little rough at the airport with a scare of Allen losing his wallet in the end all went well. The bin Allen had his backpack and wallet in was pulled aside to be inspected due to the lab top he didn't take out of his bag 😟 Got our transfer on time and the gentleman was the friendliest and very knowledge man. Very kind man. Rained most of the day and around 5 the sun come out strong and warmπŸ–πŸŒž
Beautiful sky after an afternoon of rain😫
Got our room right on time
Aaryn Brynn Camryn Delaney and Dad went in the water I'm holding out until the sun makes its debut
Good lunch however raining start 😫
ArrivedπŸ–πŸ™πŸΌ
Storm brewing
Our cabi🚘
We are not in Newark any longerπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Nice landingπŸ›©
Almost thereπŸ–πŸ–πŸ–
Starting our decent πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬πŸ›¬
Getting closer πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Hit turbulence πŸ›¬πŸ›«not to bad however it's very cloudy up here☁️☁️☁️
Closest to heaven you can get
Tired πŸ€”
Meet my twin πŸ‘―πŸ˜Š
REALLY AL...pink😴😴😴😴
What is everyone doing???
Beautiful day to πŸ›«πŸ›«
Here we come Jamaica πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«
Up πŸ›«upπŸ›«upπŸ›«and awayπŸ–
Wow we are taking off very very loudπŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«
Plane moving to runwayπŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›« 3 hours 20min flight. Would of been quicker however storms over NC will take us out of route but saferπŸ™πŸΌ
We are patiently waiting to take off. Thankfully we got to board first and now are waiting the rest of the passengers to board and we will be πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«
On the πŸ›«
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We are ready πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ–
Waiting for boarding. First "issue" was Allen's missing phone and bag 😱😱thankfully all went well. Starbucks run and time to breatheπŸ™‚
On the shuttle heading to the πŸ›«
The FsmπŸ’‘πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
Almost thereπŸ›«πŸ™πŸΌ
4am off to πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
3:30am getting ready to run with a Camryn before we rave for Jamaica. Apparently last nigh the storms were really bad, I slept thru themπŸ™‚. Please God protect our family today as we travel to Jamaica and keep us safe. We thank you dear Lord for the many blessing you have given our family. Dear God please look over all our loved ones while we are away and keep them safe, including Minna, Ash, Babe, Splash. Keep baby Madison and Michael N safe and bring them both healing as with all the sick and suffering people. Watch over our flight today and let us arrive safely to Jamaica in your precious name. Amen πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸŒžπŸ›«πŸ–

22 August 2017

Putting the last touches on before we πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ–πŸ–
Up at 2am couldn't sleep more excited than nerves, I think! I wanted to make sure I could print airline tickets....couldn't open file however found out this morning Allen can! Worried about Minna, Ash, Babe, and Splash 🐢😸😸, cleaning the house, making sure everything is in its place before we go... What are your concerns before vacationπŸ€”
My morning ritual
24 hours we will be on ur way to the airportπŸ›«for a cub needed vacation πŸ– I am so looking forward to being with my family ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️. We haven't spent much time together we everyone's lives being so busy it will be nice to just be with one another. Thank you God for the many many blessings you have given my family and I. I will always praise you and be grateful for the little things that you show me daily to appreciate. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜

21 August 2017

48 hours to go πŸ›«βœˆοΈπŸŒžπŸ–β›±πŸ–πŸŒˆπŸ‹πŸ…πŸ³πŸ¬πŸ‘πŸŸπŸ πŸ¦πŸ™πŸ¦‘πŸ¦€πŸ¦‚πŸ¦ŽπŸπŸ’πŸŠπŸžπŸπŸŒπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘―πŸ’‘πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’…πŸΌπŸ˜Ž
What's wrong with these picturesπŸ€”
Getting Aaryn
Heading to Newark airport to get Aaryn from her long weekend in West Palm Beach visiting Christina and the Smith family. β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜
Here are the pictures I took of the eclipse (without looking at the sun). Nice way to head into our vacation mode πŸŒžπŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ
Our avocado plant growing

20 August 2017

Bugs bothering Allen

19 August 2017

I'd like everyone to list what they are grateful for today and what they would like to do while in Jamaica πŸ– I am grateful that I will be spending time with Sandy and our family today as we celebrate Bryce's birthday. Also that Allen and all my children are safe and healthy ❀️🌞😘

18 August 2017

Friday night before our vacation to JamaicaπŸ€—πŸ€—excited to be going away on WednesdayπŸ–πŸ– Aaryns is Florida visiting Christina (Lisa/Chumer's daughter) and having a wonderful time. Hoping she'll "journal her experiences". Going to start pack for vacation tomorrow. We all need to spend time as a family. So looking forward to it. β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜πŸ–πŸŒž